Knights Roll to Win in Home Debut

Feb. 3, 2013

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Making its 2013 home debut, the UCF men's tennis team rolled to a 6-1 win over cross-town foe Rollins Sunday at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Knights took the doubles point and then claimed five of six singles matches.

The Knights moved to 2-3 on the year with the win. Rollins, one of the top teams nationally at the Division II level, was making its season debut.

"We are happy to come away with a solid win today against a quality opponent," UCF head coach Bobby Cashman said. "We wanted to step up and play fearlessly today and I feel we accomplished that all the way through."

At the No. 1 singles spot, Jorge Blasco eased to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Will Kwok. At No. 2, Amar Hromic held off Malte Christesen, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1.

Facing Adrian DiFelice at the No. 4 spot, Matthew Gladstone was a 6-2, 6-4 winner. Francesc Aulina won at No. 5 and Mario Samson was victorious at No. 6.

Hromic and Juan Bolona posted an 8-5 win over Kwok and Robin Marchioni at the top doubles spot.

The match was the first of six straight at home for the Knights, who host Florida Atlantic 2 p.m. Friday. Admission is free at the UCF Tennis Complex.

1. Hromic/Bolona (UCF) def. Kwok/Marchioni (RC) 8-5
2. Aulina/Wagner (UCF) def. Alabaster/Herrero (RC) 8-7(3)
3. Blasco/Gladstone (UCF) def. DiFelice/Maxwell (RC) 8-7(5)

1. Blasco (UCF) def. Kwok (RC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Hromic (UCF) def. Christesen (RC) 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1
3. Marchioni (RC) def. Sangroniz (UCF) 6-4, 7-5
4. Gladstone (UCF) def. Difelice (RC) 6-2, 6-4
5. Aulina (UCF) def. Herrero (RC) 6-7(6), 5-2, ret.
6. Samson (UCF) def. Alabaster (RC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1